Kuchar Earns Las Vegas Betting Experts Respect

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Matt Kuchar Earns Las Vegas PGA Tour Betting Experts Respect


Rock Solid Matt Kuchar Earns Las Vegas PGA Tour Betting Experts Respect

Las Vegas, Nevada (May 15, 2012)--There are a lot of signs that a team or player is very good. Media reports, results on the field/course, etc. But there is one guage of where an athlete or team stands that is more proven than most. And that is how they are looked upon by the Las Vegas betting experts. And now Matt Kuchar is very well-respected by the best Las Vegas PGA Tour betting experts. --By Brian Hurlburt, follow @LVGolfInsider

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Kuchar opened at 12/1 to win the Byron Nelson Championship, trailing only Phil Mickelson (10/1). "Kuchar should do as he has been over the last 18 months ... be a rock solid contender with consistency near the top of the leaderboard," says Jeff Sherman, founder of Las Vegas' GolfOdds.com "A win like that at THE PLAYERS Championship should vault him into the upper tier of the odds list each time he tees it up. His US Open odds were lowered from 40/1 to 25/1 and he is now considered one of the favorites for the next major."

Other Las Vegas betting favorites for the Byron Nelson are former UNLV golfer Adam Scott (12/1), Keegan Bradley (15/1), and Jason Day and Jason Dufner (both at 20/1). As always, we take a look at the PGATour.com Power Rankings to compare how Las Vegas and the Tour experts are similar or different in their opinions.

PGATour.com writer Rob Bolton lists Scott as the favorite followed by Day, Kuchar, John Rollins (40/1 in Vegas), and Mickelson. Rollins writes the following about Scott: "Ended his slump at TPC Sawgrass specifically with a T15. Won the HP Byron Nelson Championship in 2008. Also shared third in 2006. If he logged enough rounds to qualify, he'd rank fifth on TOUR in greens in regulation and first in birdies or better on par 4s."

HP BYRON NELSON CHAMPIONSHIP (ODDS COURTESY OF GOLFODDS.com)
TPC FOUR SEASONS RESORT - IRVING, TEXAS
MAY 17-20, 2012

ODDS TO WIN:
PHIL MICKELSON 10/1
MATT KUCHAR 12/1
ADAM SCOTT 12/1
KEEGAN BRADLEY 15/1
JASON DAY 20/1
JASON DUFNER 20/1
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 20/1
CARL PETTERSSON 30/1
ERNIE ELS 30/1
JEFF OVERTON 40/1
JOHN ROLLINS 40/1
BRIAN GAY 40/1
RYAN PALMER 40/1
BRIAN DAVIS 40/1
JOHNSON WAGNER 50/1
D.A. POINTS 50/1
JOHN HUH 50/1
CHARLES HOWELL III 50/1
ROBERT GARRIGUS 50/1
SCOTT PIERCY 50/1
PADRAIG HARRINGTON 60/1
GREG CHALMERS 60/1
Y.E. YANG 60/1
SEUNG-YUL NOH 60/1
BLAKE ADAMS 60/1
PAT PEREZ 60/1
HARRISON FRAZAR 60/1
MARC LEISHMAN 60/1
JHONATTAN VEGAS 60/1
CHARLEY HOFFMAN 60/1
JONAS BLIXT 60/1
JIMMY WALKER 60/1
RORY SABBATINI 80/1
GARY WOODLAND 80/1
CHAD CAMPBELL 80/1
KEN DUKE 80/1
VIJAY SINGH 100/1
BOO WEEKLEY 100/1
BRENDAN STEELE 100/1
ROD PAMPLING 100/1
DAVID MATHIS 100/1
BOB ESTES 100/1
BRANDT JOBE 100/1
JUSTIN LEONARD 100/1
JERRY KELLY 100/1
RICKY BARNES 125/1
DANNY LEE 125/1
ANDRES ROMERO 150/1
KELLY KRAFT 500/1
FIELD (all others) 5/2

TOURNAMENT MATCHUPS:
MATT KUCHAR -120
ADAM SCOTT EVEN

KEEGAN BRADLEY -120
JASON DAY EVEN

JASON DUFNER -120
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN EVEN

ERNIE ELS EVEN
CARL PETTERSSON -120


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Brian Hurlburt, the VegasGolfInsider, is the Founding Editor of www.GolfLasVegasNow.com, the definitive source of Las Vegas golf news, deals, and information for the World's Ultimate Golf City. You get direct access to the official websites of Las Vegas' golf courses at the website, plus inside news and more from Hurlburt, who has been writing about golf in Las Vegas for 20 years and is the author of the recently-released 240-page coffee table book, The Las Vegas Country Club: Chronicle of an Icon. Follow @LVGolfInsider



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